Jessica Hecht is an American actress and singer, known for her role as Gretchen Schwartz on Breaking Bad and for her numerous Broadway appearances and other TV roles.
Hecht has made appearances in television shows such as Lois & Clark, ER, Seinfeld, Once and Again, Law & Order, Breaking Bad, Bored to Death, and The Good Wife; and in movies such as Sideways, Anarchy TV, and Kicking and Screaming. Hecht is known for her recurring role on Friends as Susan Bunch, the wife of Ross Geller’s ex-wife, Carol Willick. She was also a featured cast member in the Jonathan Silverman sitcom The Single Guy. Hecht had the supporting role of Amy Burns in the comedy-drama Dan in Real Life (2007), with Steve Carell and Juliette Binoche. She also appeared in Whatever Works (2009) directed by Woody Allen.
Hecht was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actress for her role in A View from the Bridge on Broadway with Scarlett Johansson and Liev Schreiber, which wrapped on April 4, 2010. In 2012, she performed on Broadway with Jim Parsons in Harvey. In 2016, Hecht performed the role of Golde in the 2015 Bartlett Sher-directed revival of Fiddler on the Roof at the Broadway Theatre.
She also had a semi-recurring role as Gretchen Schwartz on the popular AMC drama series Breaking Bad and appeared in a guest role on Desperate Housewives in 2011. In the TV drama Person of Interest, she played the role of Elizabeth Bridges in season 4, episodes 6 and 18. In 2015, she appeared in Marvel’s Jessica Jones on Netflix. In the Amazon Prime original series Red Oaks, she played widow Rebecca Horowitz, foil to Paul Reiser’s Doug Getty.